Tag : heraldry

Farleigh Wallop
Jul 19th, 2015 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Farleigh Wallop

East Front Farleigh Wallop is a small village and civil parish in Hampshire. An earlier Farleigh House was burnt down in the 1660s and not rebuilt till 1731 by Viscount Lymington. Some of the earlier structure was...

Chelsea logo from the 1960s
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Colour Services | No Comments

Chelsea Football Club

The Chelsea Football Club badge (1953-1986)1 One of the joys of working with colour is that it encompasses all aspects of life. Several of my projects take me into areas that I have little experience of and the...

Beverley Market Cross - Wikipedia
Mar 29th, 2013 | | Exterior | Monuments | Portfolio | 2 Comments

Market Cross, Beverley, East Yorkshire

I am frequently asked for advice on the redecoration of historic structures. This may be by local authorities, heritage bodies or residents concerned at intended development in the area. In this case I was asked...

Traditional British Colours
Jan 3rd, 2012 | | Colour Ranges | History | 2 Comments

Traditional British Colours – Coronation of King George VI

"A moth-eaten rag on a worm-eaten pole, it does not look likely to stir a man's soul, 'Tis the deeds that were done 'neath the moth-eaten rag, When the pole was a staff and the rag was a flag."1 This book on...

Baty Arms
Nov 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 11 Comments

Heraldic Colours (or Tinctures)

Tinctures One of the main aims of heraldry is to provide easily recognisable symbols and this is achieved by using clear colours and by following strict rules. However, not all of these are colours in the true...

BCC Cover
Nov 3rd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Colour Services | 5 Comments

Dictionary of Colours for Interior Decoration

The British Colour Council When the British Colour Council came into being in 1930, the declared aims and objects included the placing of colour determination for the British Empire in British hands and the...

My final design for the soffit of the Great Gatehouse - now executed
Jun 10th, 2011 | | Conservation | Portfolio | 4 Comments

Hampton Court Palace – The Great Gatehouse

I was asked to prepare a colour scheme for the painting of the soffit of the Great Gatehouse at Hampton Court Palace (which can be seen in the centre of the above photograph). Introduction Towards the end of...

Patrick Baty established the correct colour of the nine quarterings of the Dudley arms
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Dudley House, 100 Park Lane

Property on this site (100 Park Lane) was owned by the Ward family from the 1730s. The sixth Baron Ward, subsequently first Viscount Dudley and Ward, seems to have built a house with “an elegant Palladian...

Hampton Court Palace - Red Dragon
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Palaces | Recent projects | No Comments

Hampton Court Palace

I have worked on many projects at Hampton Court Palace over the last twenty years.  The recent recreation of a Tudor garden inspired by King Henry VIII’s Privy garden was one of the most colourful.  He was...

Sep 3rd, 2009 | | Colour Services | 8 Comments

Hampton Court Palace – A Tudor Garden

I researched the colours for King Henry VIII's Royal Beasts Introduction A new garden has been created at Hampton Court Palace to commemorate the 500th anniversary of King Henry VIII’s accession to the throne in...

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